From the start of the HAUTIER adventure, its founder Henri HAUTIER was already transmitting his human values.
The Social Responsibility of the Company lived through his actions, without yet having a name. Sponsorship, community life, proximity to employees: Henri HAUTIER was described as a father and not as a boss.
During the event “Cavalcade de La Rochelle”, he created the car named “Char des Pauvres”. This car passed among the crowd and its passenger Henri HAUTIER held out a dip net to collect funds which were then used to help the most deprived. These were Henri HAUTIER’s “Restos du Coeur”. This selfless action earned him the posthumous honor of seeing an avenue in the LA PALLICE district named after him in 1993 by the mayor Michel CREPEAU.
« When I buy a new truck, I give a job to one more person ». This sentence uttered by Henri HAUTIER still resonates in the company today, through its managers who value the company in terms of the number of women and men rather than in turnover or in the number of trucks.